Local partnerships

Swedwatch provides advice on corporate responsibility to people adversely affected by companies’ activities, taking their needs and aspirations as the starting point. Local partnerships provide opportunities to effectively hold companies and other organisations to account when rights are abused.

Dialogue and advocacy can help people within the civil society that are affected by company operations to push for change and compensation. However, this requires knowledge of existing guidelines, forums and channels. It is also important to know how to document human rights abuses.

By strengthening the capacity to report injustices locally, Swedwatch can contribute towards greater insight into the abuses that take place. We can also offer tools to those adversely affected and act as a link between them and companies. Local partnerships can also provide valuable insight into the situation in different countries and help identify new areas for investigation.